2016 Election, Elections, Hillary Clinton

This one misread email completely destroyed Hillary’s campaign

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If you ask Harry Reid who cost Hillary Clinton the election, it was James Comey. If you ask the mainstream media, it was Russia.

On Tuesday The New York Times published bombshell report that alleged state-sponsored Russian hackers conducted “cyberespionage” in effort “to harm one candidate, Hillary Clinton, and tip the election to her opponent, Donald J. Trump.”

However, buried in the report is a rather embarrassing piece of information. On March 19, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta received a “phishing” email. It appeared to be from Google, warning him that he needed to change his password via a provided link. Another aide saw the email and sent it to a computer tech to make sure it was legitimate. The tech, Charles Delavan, sent the following response:

“This is a legitimate email,” Charles Delavan, a Clinton campaign aide, replied to another of Mr. Podesta’s aides, who had noticed the alert. “John needs to change his password immediately.”

There was just one problem: Delavan meant to type “illegitimate.”

Mr. Delavan, in an interview, said that his bad advice was a result of a typo: He knew this was a phishing attack, as the campaign was getting dozens of them. He said he had meant to type that it was an “illegitimate” email, an error that he said has plagued him ever since.

In short, foreign hackers gained access to more than 60,000 emails of Hillary’s top aides thanks to a typo. Or a brain fart, if you will.

And here Clinton probably thought her loss couldn’t possibly get more embarrassing.

H/T: The Blaze

  • McFerguson

    Hillary was a wretched candidate so we’ll take anything we can get to destroy her beyond redemption …

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    It was Clinton, Hillary herself that put our Cyber Security at risk to the enemy countries. How? She used unsecured email server to transmit the Classified US information via her UNSECURED email server. She justified her stupidity saying for “CONVENIENCE”.
    While raising hundreds of millions of dollars for her campaign and Clinton Foundation, she USED INFLUENCE PEDDLING from foreign billionaires including the US enemy countries. These are Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and other rich Arab countries all for the sake of raising hundreds of millions of dollars risking our national security for her GREED OF money and POWER. Then she lost the election. She blames Russia for hacking the election process. REDICULOUS!! . SHAMELESS!!

    After her historical loss to President elect Trump, she now finds all means to steal the victory from Trump.
    They counted and re-counted the ballots. It did not work, instead RESULTS gave Trump more votes.
    Then all of the Democrats are now blaming Russia for the loss of Hillary Clinton.
    Clinton lost because the people are so tired of her CORRUPTIONS, FRAUD, LIES, AND
    DECEPTIONS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. She lied, lied relentlessly without shame.
    By hook or by crook, she wants to win, via all fraudulent means applied to make her win. Her campaign over spent Trump billions of dollars, and her corrupt cronies who donated are now helping her find means to steal the election results. Those quid-pro-quo commitments will not be realized. But still finding means to steal the election in order to win.
    Thank you God, this Hillary CROOK did not win!

    • ch2801


  • VTrobert

    So it was someone reading the same inane tripe that Hitlery’s staff was putting out there that’s to blame for her loss. It had nothing to do with her complete contempt for “fly over” USA. That woman is the poster child for “white privilege”
    Typical leftist hubris to try and dismiss their mantra that they know what is best for us uninformed deplorable hobbits groveling thru our meaningless lives clutching our guns and bibles. GIVE ME A F**KING BREAK!!

  • Apollo1011 .

    Very trivial things like this that result in such a huge impact are an act of God. There is no other way to look at it.

    • jspurr01

      Or an act of a phishing fraudster, like happens thousands upon thousands of times per day.

  • John Redman

    Still wish that (the few) sensible people would exit then Cali and NYC would suddenly sink below the waves.

    • Cora Bird

      As a California lifelong resident, I agree with you. Unfortunately it would mean a lot more welfare recipients and illegals in other states if California drops out. Can’t speak for NY.

      • John Redman

        As usual, I was unclear in what I wrote. I meant a ‘thinning of the herd’, not a redistribution of the current population. If I REALLY wanted to ‘redistribute’, I would move ALL control freaks (which certainly includes muslimes, statists, legislators, judges, cops, prosecutors) into the slots opened up by the exit of reasonable folks BEFORE the lowering of the land to 50 feet below sea level. I mean death for those that contribute to the death of innocents – all busybodies. There are actual possible ways of accomplishing my plan to free humanity but I have constant flights of fancy.

  • Although she was not alone in creating the enormous title wave of defeat that she suffered, Clinton was and is, a criminal by all but a handful of the American public! She lost because she is a liar and a thief of the highest order. She is also a traitor to the United States! All of this CRAP about her winning the White House through the efforts of her idiot cohorts, is a line of BULL****!

  • Texas Belle

    Too bad, so sad.

  • Coreg2004

    Karma always finds the way to sneak in.

  • mike74

    maybe she needs a puppy or a safe room . this just shows how incompetent her and her staff is and was . thank god this criminal did not get elected.

  • efred1

    Yeah, riiiiiggghht.

    And if you believe this, you’ll buy this watch. [Points to bare wrist.]

  • chetohimler

    Wait, wait. Now if the Democrats claimed that D. Trump is dangerous and should not have the “nuclear codes”, why in the world would the Russians want Trump to win the election? Secondly, Republicans have always made it clear that Democrats have cheated in previous elections, most recently Obama’s second term, where there were no votes for the Republican candidate in many cities in Philadelphia…zero. The Democrats have always denied that there is any “rigging” of the election process. Why are they all desperate now?? Makes no freaking sense!

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